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£1,185raised of £6,000 target by 20 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to get me to the 2018 Hansa World Championships in Hiroshima

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
1 month to go

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This campaign is to raise funds to enable me, and a team of people with disabilities who sail a Hansa class of boat, to attend the Hansa World Championships 2018 in Hiroshima.

I can inspire and motivate people. Many people have to deal with life changing events which affect them physically, mentally, or emotionally. Following a high level spinal injury I tried many different things to make my life enjoyable and fulfilling again. There are many things that I am involved with, but sailing competitively against the best has been hugely motivating and influential in creating my new life. Sailing may seem an unlikely sport for somebody who is paralysed from the shoulders down, who can’t swim, and who floats the wrong way up; but it is the only sport that I have found which enables me to compete on level terms against the able-bodied. Travelling to major events with all the necessary equipment and support is very expensive; we are all self funded.

I can give talks about how I have dealt with adversity, sailing, or disability sport; in return for a fee and expenses. Also, I'm interested in hearing about any sponsorship or other fundraising ideas. Or of course I’d be grateful for any donations.

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  • David Durston13 days ago
    David Durston

    David Durston

    13 days ago

    We’re on our way! Stage 1- The boats are packed! Thanks to all the fantastic volunteers at Rutland Sailing Club.

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  • David Durston1 month ago
    David Durston

    David Durston

    1 month ago

    Exciting! The boat's packed up and ready to go. Everything gets loaded onto the container 30th July. Thank you for your support. We're on our way.

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  • David Durston2 months ago
    David Durston

    David Durston

    2 months ago

    I’ve had support from St James’s Place and The Royal Southern Yacht Club Trust, as well as individual donations. So far £2,375 towards the £6,000 target. I’m sorry that I can only thank people that I have contact details for; Justgiving don’t allow direct contact. I am hugely grateful to you all. Sincere thanks. David

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Page last updated on: 8/1/2018 7:06 PM



  • Stephen Gale

    Stephen Gale

    Jul 19, 2018

    Good luck!


  • Fiona Senior

    Fiona Senior

    Jun 28, 2018

    Good luck David!


  • Janet Snedden

    Janet Snedden

    Jun 28, 2018

    Good luck David! How about a fundraiser curry amongst the ex-Brannie brigade?


  • Thomas Harper

    Thomas Harper

    Jun 21, 2018

    Bring back some silverware!!! Good luck, Tom & Sarka


  • Tim Hopes

    Tim Hopes

    Jun 21, 2018

    All the best David - enjoy the trip and the sailing

  • Tom Golland

    Tom Golland

    Jun 20, 2018


  • Tony & Janet Wootley

    Tony & Janet Wootley

    Jun 17, 2018

    Good Luck David & Nicky - your determination and positive attitude is an inspiration to us all - have fun!!!Love Tony & Janet


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Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire

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